youth & families

Storytime, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlit the fun and exciting learning opportunities at the Colorado Railroad Museum!

SPRING BREAK: MODEL RAILROADS

10:00AM-1:00PM
Monday March 25-Friday March 29
Included free with regular admission!

Join us as we explore all things model railroads all week long!  Hands-on activities, model railroad demonstrations, stories as well as fun make & takes – all themed around model railroading!

Activities include:
• Ask the Expert by Caboose
• Denver HO Model Railroad Club & Scavenger Hunt
• Denver Garden Railway Society
• Operation Lifesaver
• Story time at 11 am in the library
• Historic model railcars from the permanent collection in the library

Enjoy a different Guest Modeler/theme each day:
• Monday – Thomas
• Tuesday – Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
• Wednesday – Colorado Model Railroad Museum
• Thursday – Denver HO Model Railroad Club demonstration/Pop Up Museum
• Friday – Lego Trains Demonstration

Enjoy a different craft each day:
• Monday – make a Thomas, Percy, Spencer
• Tuesday – make a Matchbox train
• Wednesday – create a Cookie Train Landscape
• Thursday – create a Wooden Locomotive
• Friday – build a Lego locomotive

Catch an optional ride behind one of the Museum’s historic “Gallopin’ Goose” Motorcars.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Children (2-15). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Children under 2 are free on a ticketed parent’s lap.

CUB SCOUT DAY

2019 Schedule
10:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, October 19 (reservation required by Monday October 15, 2019)

Cub Scouts will enjoy a variety of activities that complement their Arrows of Light Adventures including: participating in the flag ceremony, trying their hand at geocaching, exploring tools used on the railroad, identifying the rocks and minerals used by trains, meeting an engineer, working with a telegraph, learning a traditional RR song and more.

Registration Fee: $15 per participant, adult leaders free. Register online here.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.

Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum by email to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.

THRILLING THURSDAYS

10:00AM-2:00PM
Thursdays June 20-August 1

Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related crafts and demonstrations. Topics explored include the nuts and bolts of how trains work to more imaginative themes like steampunk. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to learn about all things railroads!

  • June 20 – Staying on Track: Wheel Shapes & Sizes
  • June 27 – Pullman Porters
  • July 11 – This Blows! Just How Does a Steam Engine Work?
  • July 18 – William Henry Jackson Takes a Picture!
  • July 25 – The Grand Gaggle: The Galloping Geese of the Rio Grande Southern
  • August 1 – Steampunk

Recommended ages 6-10 years old (with an adult). Included with general admission.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Children (2-15). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Children under 2 are free on a ticketed parent’s lap.

ACTIVITY BACKPACKS

This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.

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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 

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